Seattle Times Headlines

US, Russia talking ‘almost daily’ on Syria military actions

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:14

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s national security adviser says the U.S. now talks “almost daily” with Russia to ensure its military operations in Syria don’t clash. Susan Rice is speaking at the U.S. Air Force Academy. She says the U.S. and Russian governments are working together to investigate ceasefire violations and “build […]

Mom-fueled ride services ready to haul your kids around

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:13

While ride-hailing services have been popular in the startup economy, new entrepreneurs are going after a specific niche: providing rides for children.

Former Seahawk Percy Harvin reportedly calls it quits after a career cloaked in mystery

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:09

The curious career of former Seahawk wide receiver Percy Harvin has apparently come to an end with his reported retirement on Thursday.

Career Day event designed to open new worlds to local girls

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:04

Hundreds of girls and community members are expected at Saturday’s Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) Career Day at UW Bothell.

UW’s Talia Walton selected by the L.A. Sparks in third round of WNBA draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:58

WSU's Lia Galdeira selected in the second round by the Washington Mystics.

Mulally takes role at Seattle U’s business school

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:55

Alan Mulally, known for his leadership at both Boeing and Ford, will work with Albers School of Business students, faculty and alumni as a senior fellow, the university said.

Kobe Bryant was selling merchandise by the bucketful

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:51

A record $1.2 million worth of Kobe merchandise sold during his 60-point career finale.

Muslim video issued by GOP lawmaker draws ire from Democrats

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:18

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three Democrats are demanding that a Republican state lawmaker be disciplined after she distributed a video on Muslims that the General Assembly’s legal offices have said is so inflammatory that it could be viewed as religious discrimination. On Thursday, Reps. John Ray Clemmons of Nashville and Johnnie Turner and Barbara Cooper, […]

Super Bowl rematch: Panthers-Broncos opens season

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:17

The NFL season will begin the way the last one ended, with the Denver Broncos playing the Carolina Panthers. Denver beat Carolina 24-10 in February in the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning’s final game. The rematch will be on Thursday night, Sept. 8 in Denver. Among the highlights for opening weekend is the Rams’ return to […]

Seoul says NKorea launch of a missile appears to have failed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:15

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Defense Ministry says that a North Korean launch of a missile appears to have failed. The ministry on Friday did not immediately give any other details of the launch, which comes as the two Koreas trade threats amid Pyongyang’s anger over annual South Korean-U.S. military drills that North […]

For these bald eagles, Arizona real estate is above par

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:13

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For one pair of bald eagles, Scottsdale real estate is truly above par. The couple and their two 6-week-old hatchlings have been living in a massive nest above a golf course in the city, reported The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/1T4DT6k ). The eagles were likely attracted by the course’s lush greenery and […]

LEADING OFF: At 0-9, Twins and Braves try again for 1st win

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:11

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Friday: ___ NEED NO. 1 The Twins and Braves are both 0-9, making them the first teams to begin a season with nine straight losses since the 2003 Detroit Tigers. Minnesota already owns the worst start in team history since the Washington Senators moved to the […]

South Korean Defense Ministry says North Korean launch of a missile appears to have failed

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:09

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Defense Ministry says North Korean launch of a missile appears to have failed.

In NBA playoffs, Warriors want to add 16 wins to their 73

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:08

The Golden State Warriors don’t want a record without a championship. Those 73 victories were quite an achievement, but they also guaranteed nothing more than the right to open every playoff series at home. To get what they really crave, they need 16 more wins now. As Michael Jordan said after the Warriors’ broke his […]

Nuclear waste dump earns positive rating, $11.7M in fees

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:08

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The contractor that manages the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository is being awarded nearly $12 million in fees and performance pay for work done while the troubled facility moves toward resuming operations following a radiation leak more than two years ago. Documents released Thursday by the U.S. Energy Department show […]

Seahawks to open at home, play 5 prime-time games in 2016

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:01

Of Seattle’s five prime-time games, three are at home — a Monday night game against Buffalo on Nov. 7, a Sunday night game against Carolina on Dec. 4 and a Thursday nighter against the Rams on Dec. 15.

Breanna Stewart top pick in WNBA draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:16

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, going to the Seattle Storm on Thursday night. UConn’s 6-foot-4 star averaged 19.4 points and 8.7 rebounds to lead the Huskies to a fourth consecutive national championship. She became the first player in NCAA history to earn most outstanding player […]

Legendary opera maestro James Levine retires from the Metropolitan Opera

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:14

After 2,551 performances with New York’s Metropolitan Opera, James Levine has retired due to his ongoing struggle with Parkinson’s disease.

Seattle Storm selects UConn star Breanna Stewart with top pick in WNBA draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:12

The 6-foot-4 Stewart won four NCAA championships, was the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player four times and won the national Player of the Year award three times.